24 January 2019

●National Girl Child Day (NGCD);-{24th January}
↪to increase the consciousness of the people and offer new opportunities to the girl child in the society
●Cabinet decides to strengthen northeast autonomous councils;-
↪As per the Sixth Schedule, the four states viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram contain the Tribal Areas which are technically different from the Scheduled Areas
•Each district of these areas is an autonomous district and Governor can modify / divide the boundaries of the said Tribal areas by notification
◆The Finance Commission would be mandated to recommend devolution of financial resources to the councils. Till now, the autonomous councils have depended on grants from Central Ministries and the State governments for specific projects
●National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT);-
↪It is the forum of second appeal in GST laws and the first common forum of dispute resolution between Centre and States [situated in New Delhi]
●WHO’s list of 10 Global health threats;-
•Air pollution and climate change.
•Non-communicable diseases.
•Global influenza pandemic.
•Weak primary health care
•Dengue ,HIV etc.
●Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana;-
↪Under the scheme, a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year.
•Girmityas or Jahajis↪are descendants of indentured Indian labourers brought to Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa etc. to work on sugarcane plantations
●Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty-1987;-↪Treaty required US & Soviet Union to eliminate & permanently forswear all of their nuclear & conventional ground-launched ballistic/ cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 KM
•D Trump has announced that he would “terminate” the INF Treaty [US Report that Russia is in violation of its INF Treaty obligations]
●Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms 2019;-
↪to promote sustainable development based on scientific principles taking into account the natural hazards such as increasing sea levels due to global warming in the coastal area
●Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar;-
↪award is to be announced every year on 23rd January on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for its commendable work in "Disaster Management"
●Sea Vigil;-
↪It is the first coastal defence Exercise, conducted by the Navy and Coast Guard
•Aims to comprehensively and holistically validate the efficacy of the measures taken since ’26/11′
●International forum for advancing global collaboration in Homoeopathy;-
↪a global platform in which the public and private sector can meet and exchange ideas on how to ensure and increase the availability of safe and effective homeopathic medicines worldwide
●Aadi Mahotsav;-{Organized by Ministry of Tribal affairs and TRIFED}
↪will comprise of display and sale of items of tribal art and craft, tribal medicine & healers, tribal cuisine and display of tribal folk performance
●Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT);-
↪become the only Indian port to be listed amongst the world’s top 30 container ports
●Keerian – Gandial bridge;-{over river Ravi}
↪It will reduce the distance between the two cities(Kathua in Jammu, and Pathankot in Punjab) from 45 kms to 8.6 kms
●Bal Shakti Puraskar↪ is given in the fields of Innovation, Social Service, Scholastic, Sports, Art & Culture, and Bravery
•Bal Kalyan Puraskar is given in the categories of Individual and Institution
●Edelman Trust Barometer report-2019;-{ released by the Edelman Intelligence}
↪is an international study based on the opinions of elites that focuses on the principles of trust in business, government, media and NGOs. Based on the findings the report calculates the Global Trust Index
◆India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media but the country’s brands are among the least-trusted

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